“Young & Beautiful” and “Foxfire” in theatre in Toronto – May, 16, 2014 [fr]

Two French movies are in theatre in Toronto from May 16:

“Young & Beautiful”

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Officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2013 and presented at last year’s TIFF, “Young & Beautiful” will open on May 16. French director François Ozon, who presented “In the House” at 2012 TIFF, tells, in this new fiction, the story of a 16-year-old girl who prostitutes herself for no apparent reason.

Synopsis

After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Marine Vacth) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for sleazy hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers.

Genre : Drama
Distributeur : Mongrel
Director : François Ozon
Cast : Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot
Length : 1h34

”Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang”

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Four year after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes (“The Class”), Laurent Cantet came back with “Foxfire”, a vivid adaptation of the celebrated Joyce Carol Oates novel about a small-town girl gang in the 1950s. This France-Canada coproduction premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and will be returning on May 16 as part of TIFF New Releases programme.

Synopsis

1950s upstate New York - a group of tough, adolescent girls who work in a factory together decide to create an all-female gang, known as Foxfire. Initiated and identified by the flame tattoos on their shoulders, the gang, who have grown up surrounded by violence and abuse set out to strike back against society and fight the abject humiliation suffered at the hands of men. Headed by the charismatic Legs (Raven Adamson), the girls are desperate to prove their worth to the world - bonded by blood and driven by revenge.

Genre: Drama
Distributor: eOne
Director: Laurent Cantet
Cast: Raven Adamson, Katie Coseni, Madeleine Bisson
Length: 2h24

Last modified on 13/05/2014

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